Po Sim (Fanny) Head
Pianist, M.M. Piano Performance and Musicology
Born in Hong Kong, Fanny completed her undergraduate degree of Music Composition and Production in Hong Kong Baptist University, studying under Dr. Christopher Coleman. Later she received her master degrees in Piano Performance and Musicology from the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC) where she studied piano with Dr. Jane Solose and professor Henry Kramer. Fanny is currently pursuing the doctorate degree of Piano performance and pedagogy in the University of Kansas under the instruction of Dr. Scott McBride Smith.
In addition to regular performances in Kansas City, Fanny has performed throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. She also actively participates in music events and masterclasses. She played in masterclasses by Sean Chen and Jerry Wang in UMKC. In 2017, she was accepted to participate the summer workshop organized by the Juilliard School of Dance and Music where she performed with the cellist Julian Schwarz. She also attended the SIPO piano festival the same year and played in the masterclasses by Paul Skoda, Boris Berman, Luiz Carlos and so on.
As a musicologist, she has presented her papers at the conferences of the College Music Society(2019), Britain and the World(2019), and the Midwest Music Research Collective (2018).
As a music teacher, Fanny has a growing studio in Kansas City. She has over 15 years of teaching experience, with students ranging in age from 3 to 65. She holds student recitals at least twice a year.
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